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Caper


CAPER, verb intransitive To leap; to skip or jump; to prance; to spring.

CAPER, noun A leap; a skip; a spring; as in dancing or mirth, or in the frolick of a goat or lamb.

CAPER, noun The bud of the caper-bush, which is much used for pickling. The buds are collected before the flowers expand, and preserved in vinegar. The bush is a low shrub, generally growing from the joints of old walls, from fissures in rocks and amongst rubbish, in the southern parts of Europe.